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ABOUT THE HONOLULU QUARTERBACK CLUB

The Honolulu Quarterback Club is celebrating 71 years as Hawaiʻi's only All-Around Sports Enthusiasts' Club

Mission Statement

"The mission of the Honolulu Quarterback Club is to encourage and support excellence in the conduct of, and participation in, all levels of sporting events by Hawaiʻi Athletes. To recognize individuals and teams for outstanding achievement in athletics, academics and citizenship."

The purposes for which the corporation was formed are:

  1. To recognize athletes and those who promote athletics in Hawaiʻi.
  2. To promote good sportsmanship and create better understanding of various sports.
  3. To promote the application of the highest ethical standards in all sports endeavors by the exchange of methods and ideas.
  4. This organization is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
HONOLULU QUARTERBACK CLUB - WEEKLY MEETING

April 24, 2017 - Meeting Announcement

HONOLULU QUARTERBACK CLUB

"The Preeminent Sports Source in Hawaiʻi, Recognizing All Sports"
55 South Kukui Street
Suite #D2708
Honolulu Hawaiʻi 96813
Herman H. Stern, President
Website: honoluluquarterbackclub.com / Telephone 808-531-9930

PRESS RELEASE

For Release: Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Honolulu Quarterback Club, celebrating 71 years, is pleased to announce the following Guest Speakers for their luncheon, Monday, April 24th, at the Maple Garden Restaurant:

+ Mike “Trap” Trapasso – Head Coach – Men's Baseball – University of Hawaiʻi
+ Jim Becker – Retired Columnist – Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Former Foreign Correspondent – Sports Writer – Music Critic – Former Broadcaster

Mike Trapasso Mike “Trap” Trapasso – Head Coach – Men's Baseball – University of Hawaiʻi.
Coach “Trap” has been coaching the UH Baseball Warriors since 2002. This season, the University of Hawaiʻi baseball team was picked to finish 8th in the Big West Conference Preseason Poll. Last season, the Rainbows finished 23-20 overall and 12-11 in the Big West. Currently the Warriors are at 21-12 and 3-3 in the Big West. The Rainbows could have their first winning season since 2012. Coach “Trap” has said that the team has more depth the they have had in a few years. The team is batting .271 compared to .276 when Kolten Wong had his final season in 2011. Coach “Trap” will talk about his new players and future stars on the team.

Jim Becker Jim Becker – Retired Columnist – Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Former Foreign Correspondent – Sports Writer – Music Critic – Former Broadcaster.
On April 17th hard core baseball fans gathered at the Oahu Cemetery to celebrate the 197th birthday of Alexander Joy Cartwright, the father of modern baseball. Jim will describe the celebration and talk about the journey of Ralph Carhart who started the “Hall Ball Project” in 2010. Ralph made the journey to Hawaii as part of his project taking a baseball he found in Cooperstown. Carhart is creating a photographic journey to over 300 members of baseball's hall of fame, both live and deceased, as the baseball has been photographed either with the hall of famer or at the resting place of baseball legend. Jim will also describe the historical “First Day Jackie Robinson entered Major League Baseball. It was in April 1947, Jim wrote in his book, “Saints, Sinners & Shortstops” when a “very black man in a blindingly white home uniform of the Brooklyn Dodgers walked out of the dug-out carrying an odd-looking mitt. It was Jackie Robinson, a middle infielder carrying a first baseman's mitt, who was to make his debut as the Dodgers' first baseman, and incidentally break the color barrier that had disfigured the game for half a century”. It's a great story to hear over and over since at that time our country's history of racial segregation was the law of our land in the South.



We meet every Monday (except holidays) at the Maple Garden Restaurant. We serve lunch (Chinese buffet style) and host various sports persons as guest speakers and they are always available for questions and discussions. Lunch starts at 11:30 am and the program begins at 12 noon. The restaurant is located at 909 Isenberg (map)(near the corner of King and Isenberg directly across from the Old Stadium Park). There is free parking next to the Restaurant or street parking is available. The entrance to the meeting room is located at the rear of the Maple Garden building through the parking lot.

The luncheon cost is $16.00 per person for members and guests which includes tax and gratuities.

THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS INVITED

Come to our meeting & celebrate these speakers!

There is parking next to the Maple Garden Restaurant and plenty of street parking.


Allan Silva, the head basketball coach at St. Louis High School, spoke before the club and shared this definition of ALOHA with us.
We thought it was interesting enough to share with you.
Herman Stern - President


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